Bemidji State Opens Season With 77-47 Loss To SCSU
Sunday, November 24, 2002
Nov. 24, 2002

St. Cloud, Minn. - Despite the 17 point and 15 rebound effort of sophomore forward Stacia Swanson (Sioux City, Iowa), the Beavers were downed by a 77-47 count last night at Halenbeck Hall. BSU shot just 30.2% (19-63) from the field for the game and 20.7% on 6-29 shooting in the first half.

The Beavers hung with the Huskies in the early going as Swanson scored two buckets and two free throws, along with a three-pointer by junior forward Amber Graf (Hammond, Wis.) to put BSU up 9-8. That was the last time the visitors would have the lead as SCSU closed the half with a 24-8 run. Swanson already had a double-double at the intermission break with 10 points and 10 boards.

BSU did nab more steals than St. Cloud State (14-10) but turned the ball over 28 times and got out-rebounded 51-31.

Graf chipped in 13 points while senior guard Christi Goodhart (Manteca, Calif.) had six points and three steals.

For the Huskies, Jessica Abrahams paced the way with 13 points while Kellie Heinen had 10 and Kristine DeGroot posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards. SCSU shot 46.9% (30-64) from the field and outplayed BSU 's bench with a 39-9 point advantage.

Notes: Bemidji State has dropped six straight in the all-time series and ten in a row in St. Cloud...The last time BSU has won in St. Cloud dates back nearly nine years - Dec. 21, 1993 saw the Beavers win 90-62.